My family tease me that I’ve named my daughter after pasta… now I’m worried she’ll be bullied about her name at school

A MUM has been left mortified after realising she accidentally named her newborn daughter ‘lasagna’.

The new parents had christened their daughter Elizabeth or ‘Liz’ for short and given her the middle name Anya, sounding just like the Italian pasta dish.

Devastated at her mistake, the anonymous woman has since taken to Reddit to ask whether she should consider changing the name, despite it being a tribute to her late mother-in-law.

Explaining the situation she said: “My husband and I welcomed our first child about nine weeks ago. We found out it was going to be a girl and we quickly decided on the name Elizabeth for her.

“Her middle name was originally going to be Jane, with the intent to call her EJ, however, when I was seven months pregnant, my husband's mother lost her fight with breast cancer.

“Her name was Anya (pronunciation: Ahn-Yuh). I loved her so I offered to change the middle name from Jane to Anya.

“My husband and his family were touched and agreed so our daughter became Elizabeth Anya Jane Last-Name.”

But a few days after she was born, the parents quickly started calling her Liz instead of Elizabeth.

“My sister pointed out that we named our baby ‘Lasagna’. I hadn't made the mental connection but if you put her first and second names together ‘Liz Ayna’it really does make ‘lasagna’.

“I then told my sister that I doubt anyone would make that connection, especially considering people rarely use their middle names in daily life.

“But then my whole family chimed in and now everyone keeps calling my daughter ‘Lasagna.'"

“Now I'm scared that when she eventually starts school her classmates and others will latch onto this and make fun of her,” she continued.

She then explained that she stopped speaking with her relatives as they keep reminding her of the ‘Lasagne’ connection.

The Reddit users were sympathetic to the mum’s plight and even reminded her that Amy Schumer made the same mistake.

“The other day I saw Amy Schumer changed her kid's name because she didn't realize it sounded like genital (Gene Atell or something). So, it definitely could be worse!” they wrote.

This article was originally published on Kidspot, and was republished with permission.

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